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When Erez and Neta are in Tel-Aviv, they go to visit Erez's father at his place of work. When they are outside on the street, a cell-tower antenna is clearly visible. Those weren't around at the time the movie takes place (1981). Cell phones weren't available in Israel until 1986. See more »
It's amazing how far Israeli cinematography had come since the 80's "bourekas" movies. This is a new cinematic culture, akin to the best European schools of artistic thought - realistic, brutally honest, simple in its execution and powerful in its message. Goes well with "Nina's tragedies" and "Shlomi's Stars".
No need to re-tell it, just rent it and watch it. Allow yourself to feel the pain, enjoy the humor people see in their lives, and appreciate the heroic decisions of very trivial people.
Thank you for this movie, Reshef Levy. You made all of us very proud. And very very nostalgic :o))
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